Vietnam, Israel discuss co-operation

Plans to strengthen co-operation between Vietnam and Israel were discussed at the second meeting of the Vietnam-Israel Intergovernmental Committee for Economics, Science and Technology held this week in Tel Aviv.

Vietnamese Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngọc Anh and Israeli Minister of Economy and Industry Eli Cohen sign co-operation MoU in Tel Aviv. Photo Viet Thang

Vietnamese Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngọc Anh and Israeli Minister of Economy and Industry Eli Cohen sign co-operation MoU in Tel Aviv. Photo Viet Thang

Vietnamese and Israeli officials highlighted the potential to boost bilateral ties, suggesting ways to improve co-operation in diplomacy, trade, investment, finance, agriculture, science-technology, culture and education. The sides are targeting annual two-way trade of US$3 billion.

Within the framework of the event, Vietnamese Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh met with Israeli Minister of Economy and Industry Eli Cohen, who also co-chaired the meeting.

The Vietnamese minister met with his Israeli counterpart Ofir Akunis, during which the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on co-operation in science and technology between the two ministries.

The MoU aims to support joint projects; organise events and meetings on science and technology; exchange information, delegations and experience; and encourage co-operation among universities between the two nations.

During his stay, Minister Anh visited the Israel Innovation Authority, Ben-Gurion University and a number of Israeli enterprises, such as SouthUP, Trendlines, BioFishency and Mobileye.


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